An important debate took place in the UK Parliament on Thursday 15th September 2016. The House of Commons debated for the first time since the new £70bn Quantitative Easing programme began last month.
We’ve got an exciting opportunity on our hands. This Thursday, MPs will debate the government’s quantitative easing (QE) policy in the House of Commons.  Chancellor Philip Hammond is hoping QE will kickstart the economy. But we know QE only makes the richest richer, pumps up property markets, and does nothing for the rest of us. 
Over the past week, Positive Money supporters have been calling on their MPs to support the setting up of a Money Commission via an amendment to the Bank of England Bill. We had hoped that the amendment would be discussed in the House of Commons today. Unfortunately, we’ve just learned that the sponsoring MP is unable to attend the debate to propose the amendment.